Erik “Lonnie” Lonvick Memorial Fund

Erik “Lonnie” Lonvick died after sudden cardiac arrest in the spring of his senior year of high school in March 2024.

At Glenbard West High School, Erik was known and loved as Lonnie. He was proud to wear #77 as an offensive tackle for the school’s football team (the Hitters), and he was deciding where to go to college after receiving several offers to play college football. Earlier during his senior year, he earned Eagle Scout honors with Troop 45 after completing a trail markers project at Lambert Lake in Glen Ellyn. He was baptized, confirmed, and well loved at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wheaton.

Lonnie had a beautiful smile, a positive and playful energy, and a big laugh, all of which were underscored by a deep kindness and a caring heart. He had an ever-growing circle of friends of all ages.

In a healthy young man with such positive energy, Lonnie’s death was unimaginable but also preventable. That is why the Lonvick family is partnering with Young Hearts for Life so that other young people with undiagnosed heart conditions can be proactively screened at school. By partnering with YH4L, we hope that Lonnie’s memory might raise funds and awareness to save others’ lives. Thank you for honoring Lonnie!

Donate to the Erik “Lonnie” Lonvick Memorial Fund